Mystery Trackers: Raincliff
felt like a yo-yo
I bought this game because the reviews were all so good . I regret it . I wasted a free game . Its like a yo-yo ,I know they're trying to make the game last longer but that's not how to do it . The whole game was back and forth from one spot to the next and I was just there ! oh how frustrating . I guess they couldn't come up with more story so gaps had to be filled to make it last but I would prefer a short game over this any day
March 7, 2014
One of the most frustrating and boring games I have played
My review seems to go against the tide here but I really couldn't understand this game - despite playing 2/3rds of it! I have never given up on a game so far in before.
It just seemed to get more confusing and frustrating as I went on. The mini-puzzles became impossible and very samey and out-numbered the quite good HOGs. I would pick up tools and not have any idea what they were for so found myself consulting the hint button too much.
A typical example is this: at one stage I had a "disk saw" in my inventory for hours (it's called an angle grinder in the UK) which needed a disk. So I was pleased to find a disk which I thought went with it, only to find that the disk in question was used as a puzzle piece somewhere else.
In this game you had to do the strangest things - like make sand from a bit of stone which I had to grind through a meat grinder and put in some paper (to be made from the paper airplane in my inventory)! I believe that earlier I actually dug through sand down in the sewer - in other games I would have got some sand from that pile - not made it!
The icy lake was very confusing as the Hint Button said I needed an "Ice Drill". I didn't have one so after much travelling back and forth looking around again (there is a lot of it in this game and no map and no indication you are done with an area!) I downloaded the Strategy Guide. There it said to take the "Fishing Auger" to the ice to drill the hole for me - but why didn't the Hint say I needed a "Fishing Auger"? Why did I need a Strategy Guide and, most of all, a DICTIONARY to understand my own Inventory! (We don't do a lot of ice fishing in London).
The convoluted thought processes this game required were so time-consuming and tiring I just gave up. And the constant whooshing background sounds just gave me another headache! When I silenced it I lost all the puzzle sounds as well as the background and game sounds had not been separated.
I don't think I will try another Mystery Trackers after this one. Time is too short for frustrating games when Blue Tea Games are an option.
February 2, 2013
I couldn't even play this.
I downloaded the free trial version of this game, and boy am I glad I did. Although the storyline was intriguing, I played for only five minutes before I deleted it off of my computer. I hated that every time I clicked something I needed to find a tool to make it work or get the object. This happened for NINE interactive zones in a row. It was on the tenth click that I found something to use..;but not where to use it Needing to find a tool or two is one thing, but this game took that to the limit. Why do i need to find a tool to remove a piece of paper sticking out of plaster?! I can do that with my hands. DONE.
June 30, 2012
Only did the trial and every thing I clicked on needed a key or a tile or something but never got anywhere to find needed items. The three HO I came across were not of much use in getting needed items.
June 16, 2012